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Feb 13, 2013 2:35am EST
to strengthening the middle class. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: a noticeable presence of small ribbons worn by the more that be 40 invited guests, all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this time next year. but the focus remains primarily on the economy, with several proposals, including a plan to raise the middle wage. >> tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full time should have to live in poverty. >> reporter: republicans shot back. the party's response given in both spanish and english by florida senator marko rubio, who accused the president of hurting the middle class with deficit spending and tax hikes. >> the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the bes
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 2:35am EST
government spending is the best way to help hardworking middle class taxpayers, that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. >> reporter: and the president will now go on the road to promote this agenda that he outlined. his first stop will be north carolina later today. rob and diana? >> and marci, another big topic of discussion in the speech last night was immigration reform. that seemed to be a rare moment of true bipartisanship last night in the speech. >> reporter: that's true. he got a very big applause when he said, send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and i will sign it right away. the president put out a tweet with that quote and it got retweeted a bunch of times. that's a big deal to get those retweets. >> also, we heard from marko rubio there, but he wasn't the only senator to offer a response to that state of the union tonight, was me? >> that's right. we also heard a response from the tea party express senator rand paul gave his rebuttal after senator rubio's rebuttal. a lot of people saying that his criticism of the presid
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 2:35am EST
. and an overreach by the federal government. >> we don't need dictates from washington, d.c. intervening and mandating and complicating -- >> reporter: the obama administration says government investment at that young age pays off down the road. educators like paige agree and say studies back that up. >> regardless of the background of the child, regardless of the income, that there is a positive effect, that the dollar we're investing in early childhood programs is saving us money. >> reporter: but president obama will need help and money from governors to get congress on board. rob and diana, back to you. >> all right. our thanks to karen travers. just talking about the money, president obama has not released a lot of details about this, but there is one liberal think tank estimates it's going to cost about $100 billion over the next decade to get this done. >> big price tag. >> so that's a lot of money. staying on the value of making this happen, preschool teachers don't have a lot of requirements, and a lot of them make minimum wage. so to -- it's just a hard compromise to come up wi
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 1:40am PST
by the government. many are caused by the moral breakdown in our society. and the answer to these challenges lie primarily in our families and our faiths, not our politicians. >> he certainly slowed down a bit. you could tell he had trouble negotiating steps. he started using the cane several months ago. >> the cardinals are going to have to weigh experience and the need for a certain level of energy. >> there's no light, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> our promise to our guests is to provide great vacations, and we try very hard to do that all the time. it's obvious in this particular case we did not deliver on that promise. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> we believe that someone was inside. is still inside there, even though the building burned. >> what was your reaction, sue, when you first heard about this? >> horror, disbelief. i actually got physically ill. i couldn't read anymore for a couple of days. >> westminister is like the oscars of dog show
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
culprit. the white house plans to crack down this week by getting government and private companies to simply share more information. >> so, this is quite widespread. this is a national issue at this point. so, we all have to be mindful of this. >> people love computers in this day and age. it makes things faster and more convenient. you can do everything from your laptop or desk. but there is a dark side that we're vulnerable to those malicious nerds out there who plot their evil from a keyboard. >> so much more vulnerable so than even a decade ago. not everybody had a laptop ten years ago. >> exactly. they had their iphones. >> and these are little computers, iphones and blackberries. they're tiny, little computers. they get hacked, as well. >> how aggressively can we call china out when we owe them so much money? so, interesting on a lot of different levels here. >> i didn't think about that. >>> moving on to this, now. a progress report on the injured u.s. skier lindsey vonn. last week she tore two knee ligaments and broke a bone in an accident during skiing's world championship
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
house plans to crack down this week by getting government and private companies to simply share more information. >>> so this is quite widespread. this is a national issue at this point. so we all have to be mindful of this. >> people love computers in this day and age. you can do everything from your laptop or desk, but there is a dark side that we're vulnerable to. >> so much more vulnerable so than even a decade ago. not everybody had a laptop ten years ago. and these are little computers, iphones and blackberries. >> how aggressively can we call china out when we oh them so much money. >>> a progress report on the injured u.s. skier lindsey vaughn. last week she tore two ligaments and broke a bone. shed a surgery to repair the ligaments yesterday. she is expected to make a full recovery and return to competitive skiing as soon as possible. >> as my adoptive hometown of new orleans gets ready for mardi gras, they're getting ready for it in their own way. fireworks were the signal to start all sorts of old mags shaking. >> elaborate floats are a competition. the winner of the two-d
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